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From the attic: A Tamil book by Srinivasa Sastry

Silver Tongue Srinivasa Sastry is this week’s rediscovery from my attic. Tamil word ‘paran’ is one of several words knocked out of existence in the language.  Part of the old-time Tamils’ common lingo, paran meant attic or loft, an indispensable feature of houses built in those days, mostly in...

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Srinivasa Sastry
Honey cures, preserves — but did you know some types kill? Let’s set the record straight about weight loss Cast-iron cookware making a comeback in Indian kitchens Edible flowers make food interesting and healthful Makhana a great snack as well as traditional medicine Eat your way to healthy hair Hugely misunderstood, vultures are gentle friends of the environment Once caged, now free: Tamil Nadu’s fascinating kili Climate change leaves tea farmers with a bitter brew If online rummy is banned, why do cricket betting games get a pass? Baba back on Rajini’s birthday — Hit or miss? Get your dose of sunshine vitamin for free Birth of a pearl — nature’s perfect gemstone How not to die of a heart attack at the gym, trainers tell you Trouble with the thyroid? Here’s what to eat and what not to eat Chennai suburbs inimey chancey illa: Metro, wide roads coming soon Vijay’s festival release Varisu sparks war between Tamil and Telugu nationalism Here’s how you can plant the seeds of good health in your diet Plane crash was a lie: Here’s what likely happened to Netaji How trains can help Tamil Nadu bring down road accidents